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NYC Mayor De Blasio Signs Avonte's Law

August 07, 2014

(August 7, 2014) - New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio today signed "Avonte's Law," which requires the city's Department of Education and police to evaluate which school doors should be alarmed to help prevent wandering incidents by students. The law is named for Avonte Oquendo, the Queens teenager with autism who died after wandering from his school last October. The city council passed the bill 49-0 in a vote last month.

Small Business Town Hall: New York, NY

Advancing the Role and Impact of Small Businesses in Employing Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks Small Business Town Hall meetings are designed to help spread the word about small businesses employing individuals on the autism spectrum and engage members of the community in a dynamic discussion about the opportunities that small businesses have in their local areas. 

Monday, September 16th

Joe’s Crab Shack President on Importance of Autism Speaks Partnership

Jim Mazany also speaks about opening of Joe's Crab Shack in Harlem, its first restaurant in New York City
July 30, 2013

Hundreds of people including Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and many other Autism Speaks' staff and supporters celebrated the grand opening Tuesday of Joe’s Crab Shack in Harlem, the first restaurant of the nationwide family seafood chain to open in New York City.